The Problem with ‘Best’ EHR Software

This article from Seth Godin really intrigued me. “The Problem with hit radio“. Whether we like it or not, it is really herd mentality isn’t it?

I can literally paraphrase and replace radio, top 40 songs, etc. with EHR and would make sense. Let me do that – you decide. I’m sure Seth wouldn’t mind – he’d actually agree with me.

Popular is not the same as important, or often, not the same as good.

 This article from Seth Godin really intrigued me. “The Problem with hit radio“. Whether we like it or not, it is really herd mentality isn’t it?

I can literally paraphrase and replace radio, top 40 songs, etc. with EHR and would make sense. Let me do that – you decide. I’m sure Seth wouldn’t mind – he’d actually agree with me. 

When you read only the top 10 EHR list, you are letting the crowd decide what EHR Software you should sign up for.

And if you see demonstrations of top 10 EHR software only, the most reviewed, the most ‘popular’, you’ve abdicated responsibility for your incoming. Most people only talk to vendors of bestselling EHR software. That’s what makes them bestsellers, after all.

The web and so called review sites keep pushing the top 10 on us. It defaults to ‘sort by popular’. (Just see this popular website www.softwareadvice.com/medical). There are many others – KLAS, Blackbook, etc.

Mass markets and math being what they are, it’s likely that many of the ideas and products you consume in your life are in fact, consumed because they’re the most popular. It takes a conscious effort to seek out the thing that’s a little less obvious, the choice that’s a little more risky.

— Seth Godin

Popular is not the same as important, or often, not the same as good.

Granted signing up for EHR Software is  not the same as listening to music, but I have seen and experienced so many EHR software that are not in the top 10 that I can confidently tell you there are great ‘gems’ out there. I do realize it takes time to review systems, but it will be well worth it. Talk to people, do some research, I can also help if you like.

 

2 thoughts on “The Problem with ‘Best’ EHR Software”

  1. As a long term NextGen user, I am extremely upset over the "nickle and dime" pricing on basic functions. What are the EHR software you believe are top 10 functional and useful?

    1. Going with the same flow Sam, do you like Rock, PoP, Country, Jazz…? I guess what I am saying is, unless I know what you do, what your practice is all about, it is tough to come up with top 10. Let me know details, I’ll do my best to help.

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